With time, Gwyneth Paltrow has learned to embrace the natural process of aging.
Speaking on Goop podcast, “The Beauty Closet” this week, the actress-turned-wellness-guru got candid about her image as she gets older.
“I’ve always felt so funny about my looks,” Paltrow, 46, said. “I think that it’s very rare to think that you’re a beautiful person, and so I feel like every other woman — like, I don’t see that when I look in the mirror.”
Regardless of how many age-defying products that have been spawned by the Goop empire in pursuit of the fountain of youth, Paltrow says the lessons she’s learned as she gets older can’t be found in a beauty regimen.
“I think for me it’s more internally feeling,” she continued. “You know, as I go on in life and I feel more and more myself and less judgmental about myself, my values become clearer to me. I can be in integrity all the time, which was much harder when you’re a younger woman and you’re trying to please and juggling all this stuff.”
Paltrow also talked about the notions of aging women, and being “cast as something and put in a box.”
“It’s a weird thing to be — I don’t mean in a pejorative way objectified,” she said. “I think when you come to age, if you have this broad identity as that, what does it mean to get wrinkles and, like, get closer to menopause, and all these things?”
“What happens to your identity as a woman if you’re not f–kable and beautiful?” Paltrow asked.
However she noted that aging allows inner beauty to shine, despite whatever wrinkle develops along the way.
“It’s like, you feel so good, you know who you are, hopefully, you value the relationships in your life and your work and your contribution to the world,” she said. “But then you’re like, ‘Wow, I have crow’s feet. Damn!’”
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